Date & Time: Feb 22, 1967 at 1655 LT
Type of aircraft:
Rockwell Aero Commander 520
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
While in cruising altitude in poor weather conditions, the right engine failed. Shortly later, the pilot lost control of the airplane that dove into the ground and crashed in an isolated area. The wreckage was found a day later and all three occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, weather was poor with snow falls and icing conditions.
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the pilot. Improper operations of powerplant and powerplant controls as the anti-icing/deicing equipment were not activated in flight. Carburetor iced on the right engine, causing a vacuum pump to fail, the gyro flight instrument and the engine as well.